The Sunshine Coast's Best Kept Secret

Luxury treehouse retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, nestled between beautiful rainforest & Lake Baroon.


Perfect for Special Occasions

Getaways, honeymoons, anniversaries or just because!

Dining on the Deck

Amazing food and service with breathtaking views of the lake.


The perfect location for your dream wedding. Great packages available.

Unique Location

Impeccable grounds, beautiful rainforest and tranquil lake Baroon in Montville, Sunshine Coast

Hear from our Visitors

This is the most amazing place, we have ever been to, this is definitely a must do… you will not be disappointed. Everyone should place it at the top of their bucket list. Mountain hospitality at its very best. Spectacular views penthouse retreats privacy plus activities, wedding venue, restaurant the list goes on wow factor plus.

Joanne and Peter J

What a way to spend Christmas and New Year - This was the most relaxing and peaceful getaway we have ever had. From the beautifully
presented luxury treehouse to the lush manicured lawns and gardens we were in awe at the calmness we felt in every moment of our time here. The food and service were 5 stars, and our Christmas lunch, BBQ and Brekky hampers were absolutely generous and incredible. I would find it hard to believe there could be any better accommodation on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Love, love, love Secrets on the Lake.

Marion B

Just wanted to say how much we loved staying at your beautiful piece of paradise over the weekend. We could not have chosen a better place to spend our 35th wedding anniversary. You have created a place of warmth, serenity and beauty. George and Aldy your love for all things beautiful is everywhere- flowers, trees, and the treehouses themselves. You have thought of everything to ensure a perfect stay- the never-ending breakie hamper, the delivered barbecue packs, even a vase of flowers in the room - so special. Above all your love and obvious commitment to each other shines through in your shared loved for Secrets.- thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Roslyn B

My partner and I recently stayed at Secrets on the Lake in the Lizards Lair treehouse. We were absolutely blown away by the beauty of the grounds, the view from our treehouse and the craftsmanship of the entire place! This family run business has added a wholesome thoughtful touch when creating this haven. We arrived to beautiful scones with jam and cream, a cheese platter and a breakfast basket that was brimming with options. We added a food package and had a two course meal the first night, and the BBQ pack the second night. The food was incredible! There was not one thing we ate that wasn’t delicious! We chose croissants each morning which were delivered warm to our door (I was too slow eating mine and a cheeky kookaburra stole it from my plate!) Highly recommend getting the picnic lunch option and eating it by the wooden swing on the lake! All of the above was incredible, but what really set it a part from other places we’ve stayed is George (and family). George made us feel so welcome, he had us laughing within minutes and was always up for some friendly banter. If you want to sweep your partner off their feet, or reignite the flame, definitely stay at Secrets!


Secrets on the Lake near Montville Queensland is so special it is hard to put into words. Every Treehouse is themed and individually styled with beautiful red cedar carved into tables, seats, cupboards, benches, cabinets and decorative carvings for useful items like toilet roll holders. Everything was so private and done with excellence from the spa baths in each unit overlooking Baroon Dam to the croissants or muffins delivered each morning hot and fresh. Even the walkway railings leading to the cabins all had carvings of small critters giving reason to smile and just enjoy. I don't think I have ever enjoyed 2 days before as much as these. We came away refreshed even though we had a thunder storm on our second day that looked amazing but kept us house bound. That wasn't a problem because food in our package was so plentiful and so good we had no need to go anywhere. Put this one on your bucket-list.


What an amazingly beautiful place, and the amount of (wood)work that has gone into this place blows my mind - truly a labour of love. Delicious meals from very friendly staff. Just had lunch but will definitely be back to stay. Thanks to our hosts. Loved it!

Pete Welman

One of the most beautiful places I have stayed. The rainforest setting is magical and so peaceful and the cabins feel like they are carved from the rainforest itself. Nothing was overlooked, from the breakfast basket on arrival to the spa and the gorgeous fireplace with daily wood and kindling. The delicious hot croissants delivered every morning, candles throughout your room and the incredible staff that were so helpful and friendly. I never wanted to leave! True heaven on earth. I will definitely be back!

Martine HFacebook Review

Love, love, love it - my hubby and I felt like we were the only two people in the world hiding away in our beautiful and very private tree house (Secrets). View amazing and staff wonderful, friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was great as well - will definitely be back.

Alana MTripAdvisor Review

My wife and I stayed at the Dragonfly cabin last weekend. It was for us the best experience we've ever had. Not only the cabin but the entire site is breathtaking. So much details everywhere you go. The wood and metal work could not stop to impress me at every turn. This would be my #1 recommendation for anyone I know. I am already thinking about going back. I've only got one regret and it's to have forgotten my camera at home! Thanks to George, Aldy and all the crew. EVERYONE was super nice.

Jack OGoogle Review

A very well kept secret! One of the most beautiful and serene places we have ever stayed. The Tree Houses take your breath away, so unique and very private. We have stayed here twice, first time in ‘Dragonfly’, just beautiful and recently in ‘Secrets’, the ultimate Tree House with amazing views across Lake Baroon. We didn’t want to leave! The gardens are spectacular and an absolute credit to George and Aldy. What an incredible vision you had twenty odd years ago. Thank you for making our stay so perfect in every way.

Jan BFacebook Review

Amazing place to stay. Service fantastic & the food is amazing; staff very obliging. Private & relaxing. Attention to detail in the Cabins; loved the wood work in our cabin (Possums). Very romantic for couples.

Tracey RTripAdvisor Review

Brilliant place a must see with gorgeous views over Baroon Pocket Dam hidden amongst a treehouse setting amazing food great staff and accommodation available. Beautiful wood carvings and gifts local art and produce available for purchase. This is a must see if you are visiting the Sunshine Coast Hinterland any time of year. Meal prices are very reasonable and the food is of an excellent quality the view is to die for.

Anne PGoogle Review

This is truly an exceptional place. As soon as you turn down the road leading to it, you can tell this is something special. Staff greeted us on arrival as though we were the most important people there. The welcome food and arrival basket is nothing like the often tacky 'arrival drink' at many other hotels, is was such a special and luxurious touch. We were personally shown our room and all we needed to know about it. Staff were there at all times if we needed, but never intruded. Made us feel we were completely off the grid. The photos online do not capture the thought and detail put into every single part of it. We had the most amazing stay here - and cannot want to come back.

Adrian Olsson

We had a most fabulous stay, it was surreal. From the minute we checked in, the staff member Hayley showed us to our cottage and gave us an orientation as to all the sites and history of ‘Secrets on the Lake’ and made sure we were comfortable. We were immediately relaxed and impressed. Everywhere we looked there were details of magnificent carvings on the hand rails of the walk ways to the cottages and the ‘Secret Garden and ‘Lake Baroon’ that the owners son had carved right throughout the whole eco resort. We have travelled the world many times and never seen detail. The carving on the window sills, bed heads, rails, around the television, the spa bath was to die for, and the bar doors with stained glass for privacy to the outside for the showers OMG. Where does it end? The wildlife is spectacular and the visit of the quiet possum on to your balcony at night is gorgeous. Finally but not least is the staff. If I can remember (and apologies to those I cannot remember) i.e. Cecile, Maree, Lou, Jasmine... always partnered by Aldy with her beautiful gluten free cooking, Phil the groundsman is a trooper of course, alongside the owner George. You know they all work like a well oiled engine. The grounds and gardens are a delight. Thank you to all, we will be back

Ron and Karen Cook

Stay at Secrets on the Lake then try not to exaggerate about this intriguing rainforest gem.
Walk through treetops to isolated cabins, each a gallery of original woodcarvings.
Marvel at the scenery, up up to the treetops, down to a landscaped lake.
Savour interesting food, fresh local produce.
Be indulged by unobtrusive staff.
Absorb a beguiling gentle atmosphere.
Thank you George and Aldy for sharing your dreams with us.
Anywhere in the world Secrets on the Lake is a unique experience.


Winner of the AGFG Peoples Choice Award 2019, Dining on the Deck is a truly special place, situated in the rainforest on the shores of Lake Baroon with panoramic views of the water, mountains and rainforest.

This intimate connection with nature is enhanced by the incredible food that is prepared in house by our chef Mat Law and his talented team.

Secrets on the Lake is a peaceful

artistic haven uniquely different

from anywhere else in the world!

Featured on national television as ‘the perfect romantic escape’ and in the international book ‘1001 Things to do Before You Die’.


Come and enjoy our special love Month Food in February

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Spoil your love with a one off Valentine’s Evening Dinner 7 courses and wonderful music

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Secrets on the Lake Maleny Accommodation Map
Whistle Stop Cabin
The Whistle Stop cabin is a heritage building steeped in history – and a great family holiday destination!
The Nest
The Nest treehouse penthouse sleeps up to six people comfortably, great for families or small groups.
Reception, Restaurant & Gallery
Secrets reception area is home to our dedicated restaurant Dining on the Deck, and the Secrets Art Gallery
Our Waterlillies secluded treehouse cabin offers luxury accommodation for couples.
The Bower
The Bower luxury treehouse cabin is located high in the rainforest and has a breathtaking view.
Two Frogs
Nestled in the rainforest with a fire place and double spa bath to keep you warm in Winter
Our Wait-a-While cabin is a beautiful destination for a couples getaway, with 2 bedrooms and large deck.
Lizards Lair
The Lizards Lair offers you and your partner a luxurious and secluded getaway location, nestled in the rainforest.
Our Waterlillies secluded treehouse cabin offers luxury accommodation for couples.
The Lakehouse
A beautiful colonial style building on the foreshore of Lake Baroon. It is cream and white with a crystal chandelier, spacious deck and internal balcony.
Secrets Garden
Our Secret Garden has stunning flowers, decks, rock pools, arbours and a carved bar and servery.
Platypus is a very private and secluded penthouse-sized treehouse, with amazing views of the lake and lawn from its beautiful sunken spa.
Romantic treehouse accommodation, nestled in the rainforest with amazing views.
The Secrets Cabin
Our flagship “honeymoon suite” cabin Secrets is for any couple looking for something extra special.